A kindergarten teacher has been arrested and accused of drug distribution charges. The woman was arrested at her home in Locust Grove during a drug bust carried out by the Flint Circuit Drug Task Force at the end of April. Police booked her at the Henry County Sheriff's Jail on charges of intent to distribute drugs and drug possession.
The woman's drug charges relate to marijuana. According to police, they had been investigating the teacher and her husband for approximately a month to gain sufficient evidence to secure an arrest warrant. The woman's husband was also arrested in the drug operation, but he was not home at the time they raided the couple's residence. Both the woman and her husband will face similar drug charges. Police say that they don't have any other pending or outstanding arrest warrants related to this case.
According to a spokesperson for the school district in Henry County, the kindergarten teacher is currently on leave while they carry out their investigations. The spokesperson said, "This is an unfortunate incident for that community, but we do not want the personal decisions of someone outside the school to mar the great work taking place at Rocky Creek Elementary."
The arrests probably would not have happened if it weren't for complaints from people who tipped off authorities. The police say that they began their investigations after receiving complaints about suspected drug activity in the couple's home. At the time of the arrest, police claim they discovered four pounds of marijuana, 20 marijuana vaporizer pens and some ecstasy pills in the home.
Were you accused of committing drug crimes in Georgia? A drug crime accusation is no laughing matter as a conviction could lead to jail time. Depending on the nature of the evidence being brought against you, it could be possible to defend yourself against the charges.
Source: MDJOnline.com, "Update: Henry County kindergarten teacher busted for pot," Noreen Cochran, April 30, 2018